An anime series based on the 'Terminator' franchise is in the works at Netflix.

The first film in the series, 'The Terminator', launched the career of its star Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1984.

The blockbuster sequel 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' followed in 1991.

More movie installments followed. But nobody really likes to talk about them...

Still, the sci fi franchise has proven to be a highly profitable one. Its six films having grossed over $2 billion worldwide.

Aside from the movies, there have also been a couple of web series based on it as well as TV series 'The Sarah Connor Chronicles'. All were short-lived.

The latest attempt to reboot the franchise was 2019's rather ill-fated 'Terminator: Dark Fate'.

This new anime series is still in early stages. Thus we've no plot details yet.

What we do know is Skydance is partnering with Netflix on it, having previously produced 'Dark Fate' and 'Terminator: Genisys' in 2016.

Production I.G. is also a producer, with their past anime credits including 'Ghost in the Shell', 'B: The Beginning' and 'Eden of the East'.

Showrunner on the series will be Mattson Tomlin, who Penned Netflix's recent action flick 'Project Power'. He also worked on the screenplay for the upcoming 'The Batman', starring Robert Pattinson.

Tomlin says that they will be "taking big swing sand going for the heart" in the show.

He intends to approach Terminator "in a way that breaks conventions, subverts expectations and has real guts."

John Derderian, Netflix’s vice president of Japan and anime, said: "'Terminator' is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created–and has only grown more relevant to our world over time.

"The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before.

"We can’t wait for fans to experience this amazing new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans."

Netflix has been investing in more anime content of late. On its slate is also an anime spin-off of the upcoming zombie movie 'Army of the Dead' from Zack Snyder.

The streaming service is also reportedly working on a series based on another popular Arnie franchise, 'Conan the Barbarian'.